How to wait when you’re ready for a breakthrough

How to wait when you’re ready for a breakthrough

Sometimes it can feel like everyone else is getting a breakthrough for their child except you. You are doing everything a good Christian parent…


Creating a rhythm of prayer for your family

Life is loud. You’re bombarded with demands and needs at home, at work, and in your community. A child cries, laundry overflows, and dishes pile up.…


What to do when someone you love has a miscarriage

What to do when someone you love has a miscarriage

Pregnancy and infant loss is tragically common. Chances are, if miscarriage or stillbirth isn’t part of your personal story, this unique type of loss…


Three prayers for the new school year

Three prayers for the new school year

One of the most powerful gifts we can give our children is the gift of prayer. As a community, Christian Parenting is spending this school year…


The painful truth about our child’s pain

The painful truth about our child’s pain

I had stopped praying other than to occasionally tell God how mad I was at him. I was still a believer, worshiped on Sunday mornings, trusted my soul…


Giving Jesus our burdens

Giving Jesus our burdens

Talking with my sister the other day, she told me her teenage daughters (the two older of her four children) had both been crying the previous day…


Finding abundant life in our shifting circumstances

Finding abundant life in our shifting circumstances

Fatima tugged her red scarf over her hair as she prepared a rice dish for lunch. She was the only Christian among a family of Muslims. Fatima hadn’t…


Praying for a child with a disability

Praying for a child with a disability

I believe in the power of prayer. As I look at the Scriptures,  people called out to Jesus and asked for miraculous healing repeatedly. He made the…


How slowing down can make us better parents

How slowing down can make us better parents

Last December, I realized something had to change. Perhaps it was feeling pain grip my chest amid holding a crying, thirty-pound toddler, whisking a…